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Cui Zi’en

Cui Zi’en 崔子恩 (Heilongjiang, 1958) is a film director, essayist and novelist. He became known in the 1990s as an outspoken queer activist. He is known as an avant-garde underground director in China where his most notable films about homosexuality include the documentaries Queer China, Comrade China (2008) and Zhi Tongzhi (2009), all of which deal with the changes in Chinese LGBT culture over the last 30 years. He has written books on theory and criticism as well as publishing nine novels in China and Hong Kong, one of which, Uncle’s Past, won the 2001 Radio Literature Award in Germany. He presently teaches at the Film Research Institute of the Beijing Film Academy.

Update: 29 October 2014


Has participated in

Body: Sexual Identities in China

Conversation with Li Yinhe, Cui Zi’en & Dolors Miquel